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708 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2522
+1 831-642-9789
Today
13:00 - 22:00
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Mon 15:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 13:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Three Rivers, California, United States
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very different kind of place and very refreshing. Awesome collection of Beatles albums and the music playing in the background really takes me back. Oh yeah, the ice cream is really, really great. A must visit.

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Thank Dave V
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we walked in, the guy was busy doing maintenance and was really annoyed to be interrupted by a customer. I asked for a scoop and he fished the scoops out of dirty water and rinsed them. I got a 2 oz scoop for over $4. My wife was grossed out and cancelled her order. This place is dirty, and... More 

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Thank Joe J
Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in. Jimmy Hendrix was blaring, and the place looked kinda funky. That was fine. Waited a while. Rang the bell. Old loon scooted out ranting about something. His arm was bandaged up, kind-of. More like he had tied a washcloth on his arm. He was filthy. Rather than have some crazy dude bleed on our ice cream, we walked... More 

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Thank Spudstudtoo
Northampton, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This little, overdecorated ice cream shop is nothing but fun. Everything you'd want for a sugar rush plus decor that reflects the owner's obsession with the Beatles.

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Thank Mike L
Clear Lake, Iowa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We love coming to the Ice Cream Shoppe. The decor is 'da bomb,' the music wonderful, and the products to eat are incredibly fresh and tasty. The service is fab too!

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Thank nanookune47
Livermore, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Kids liked the ice cream but it stunk inside and felt dirty. I am wondering when the health inspector last came?

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Thank tobshan
Expat in Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you're looking for a funky, eclectic place to grab some good ice cream, stop in here! It's difficult to describe the decor, but think vintage books, posters, records, and lots of packing tape! If you love 60's-70's Rock-n-Roll memorabilia, this is your utopia. It's kinda like enjoying ice cream in your funky, vinyl loving uncle's kitchen.

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Thank Angela R
Groveland, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It is a very interesting place with lots of 60's collections. It just doesn't have that clean feel that would make you think that the ice cream is fresh.

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Thank pattond49
Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Good location, in downtown Pacific Grove. Atmosphere is 60's with old posters and records all over. Lots of flavors of ice cream.

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Thank michaelslc2016
Carmel, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Who doesn't love the Beatles? But it's not about that. It's about the place being dusty. And not just dusty, but having a clear film of filth on some of the memorabilia is really off putting for a place serving food. The ice cream itself tasted cheap, and off brand. I would never come here again. Very disappointing for such... More 

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Thank ricefluff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 21:00
Thursday
13:00 - 21:00
Friday
13:00 - 22:00
Saturday
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2522
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-642-9789

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?